Distinctive Schools Job Description- Part-Time Speech Language Pathologist 1-2 Days per week
Distinctive School staff members share a commitment to creating learning
environments that are driven by:
- Explicit and high
- Data-driven and evidence
based decision making
- Continuous learning and
- Effective management of
resources (time, materials, colleagues, and families)
Certification or licensure in School Speech / Language Pathology
by the State of Illinois.
To provide a comprehensive program for students who are referred
to the speech / language impaired program and support literacy/curriculum
throughout the DS network.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Comprehensive knowledge about assessment and remediation of speech
/ language impairments.
Knowledge of federal, State and county guidelines as it relates to
implementation of the speech / language
Ability to function as a member of the educational team and a
strong desire to work with children.
Effective and positive interpersonal communication skills.
Must be able to travel to various schools in the Chicago area.
Identify students who have speech and / or language impairments
through screening and / or diagnostic assessments.
Determine eligibility for the speech / language impaired program.
Schedule students for the speech / language impaired program
taking into account the total educational setting.
Plan and conduct a therapy program for eligible students. This includes implementation and annual
review of the Individual Educational Program (IEP).
Prepare and maintain charts, records, progress reports, and other
appropriate files on all speech / language impaired students.
Consult with parents, teachers, principals and others as
appropriate, concerning general guidelines of speech and language development
and specifically about the students enrolled in the program.
Provide statistical information for program planning; i.e., end of
year reports, matriculation reports, screening results, etc.
Order materials and supplies for program implementation.
Implement alternative communication systems for non-verbal students.
Provide workshops for teachers and other staff, when appropriate,
on applicable communication techniques
to assure follow-through.
Maintain certification and / or licensure requirements.
Abide by school, network, and district policies and other state
and federal laws and regulations concerning disabled students.
Report to Director of Student Services